Oryx International School is an independent school exclusively for the children of employees of Qatar Airways and its approved subsidiaries. Owned by Qatar Airways and managed by Orbital Education, the school provides the highest standard of facilities and the very best of British International education.
Parents choose Oryx for their children due to our strong pedagogical approach to personalised learning, our inclusive ethos, pride of belonging and our purpose built five star facilities. Our curriculum supports all academic subjects and a wide range of enrichment subjects and activities such as eSTEM, the arts, sport and student well-being.
is to deliver an engaging, value rich, broad and balanced 'British International Education Programme' to the children of the employees of Qatar Airways by highly qualified and experienced UK curriculum teachers.
is to ensure that students leave Oryx International School enabled, confident and ready to face the challenges that their next stage of life will bring. They will have developed effective behaviours that will enable them to thrive and succeed as global citizens of the 21st century.Register enquiry
We love Oryx and the entire school community. We feel safe and our voices are heard. Our children are surrounded by teaching professionals, committed to giving them the best tools to prepare for their future. We feel welcomed and respected.”
- OIS Parents
Executive Principal's Welcome
Welcome to Oryx International School.
As the Executive Principal of Oryx International school I am delighted to invite you to view our website.
Qatar Airways and Orbital Education Ltd. have created a five-star school which provides students with the latest teaching resources, world class facilities, the highest calibre teachers and an outstanding, world class campus. At Oryx International School we recognise that all children have individual personalities, needs, talents and aspirations which make them unique. This is our driving force for all our academic and social programmes, creating a truly inclusive and personal school community.
Academically we strive for excellence in everything we do. We offer a robust and comprehensive curriculum based on the British National Curriculum leading to IGCSEs and A Levels with an enhanced programme of study from the Ministry of Education and Higher Education in Qatar. In our bespoke curriculum we include highly creative and technologically advanced programmes of study including project learning in eSTEAM (Empowerment through Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts, and Mathematics) and the four pillars of the Qatar National Vision for 2030: Arts, Sports, Ecological and Developing People.
This is what we do and how we do it, but most importantly this is why we do it: we are passionate about helping our young people to achieve their dreams and aspirations, and in doing so we fulfil our own.
Derek Laidlaw MA NPQH DipTMus
Our school facilities
The original school campus opened in January 2016 in the Old Airport area. In September 2018,our new campus opened in Masaimeer providing a five star environment in which teaching and learning can flourish.
The school has state-of-the-art, highly equipped facilities for science, technology, robotics including laboratories for physics, biology and chemistry as well as food technology and resistant materials. We use the latest technology to support learning, classrooms are fitted with interactive smart screens and the children have access to chrome books, iPads, Apple Macs and computers when required.
Our Sixth Form students have their own bespoke uniform and benefit from a designated area, which includes break out rooms, a lecture theatre, large study, and social area with their own kitchen facilities.
Our first-class physical education facilities include a six-court sports hall with a fully equipped training gym, indoor 25m swimming pool and teaching splash pool, outdoor basketball, netball and tennis courts, a 140m straight athletics track and a full sized 4G football pitch with FIFA standard floodlights.
Students experience performing arts in the exclusive music, drama and dance classrooms; as well as audio-visual and music recording studios with a school radio station. There are well-equipped fine art and design classrooms including 2 kilns. Our over 400 seat auditorium is used extensively for school productions, music and drama recitals, assemblies and other events and is equipped with state of the art sound and lighting systems
The two-floor canteen allows students to purchase a variety of healthy meals and drinks and create a space where they can relax at break times. The spaces are light, bright and welcoming, providing a stimulating environment for young minds. The many exciting outdoor exploratory areas ensure that time spent outside the classroom with friends is relaxed, yet stimulating.
Orbital Education is a British company focused solely on education. Orbital Education has developed extensive experience managing schools and working with expatriate parents.